A theological lecture given in 2001 by Fr. J. Augustine Di Noia, O.P. at St. Mary's Church in New Haven, Ct. on the declaration "Dominus Iesus" issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on August 6, 2000 on the Unicity and Salvific Universality of Jesus Christ and the Church.
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Reviewer:Alan F. -
May 10, 2010 Subject:
Salvation is a leitmotif recurring in religious talk of every sort. But it does not have the same meaning. What the Christian understands by Salvation is an incorporation in the Trinitary life of the One God. It is the Holy Spirit who leads us to Jesus who leads us to God the Father. Jesus, the incarnation, the new covenant morality of the Holy Spirit are the efficasious means of Salvation. We need to adopt a Christocentric view of Salvation more then employing our energies to find out the salvific content of non-Christian religions, which should be very vague because of the missing element of the one who makes salvation possible for us in the first place - Jesus. Our energies should in fact be concerned with making Jesus known to all. Because, dominus Iesus, Jesus is the Lord.